Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon has booked what will be the final concert on his Farewell Tour, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens — the New York borough where Simon spent his formative years, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
Billed as “Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound — The Farewell Performance,” the concert will be the first major concert event at the park in decades, the report notes. The venue was the site of the World’s Fair in 1939-40 and 1964-65.
“Simon is quoted saying: “It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes, when I was a kid. But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.”
The report adds: “Simon will be donating all personal net proceeds from the event to a previously selected cause, which will be announced at a later date, according to the announcement.”